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David Saams HIS 1302- 2001 9-11-07 Approaching the Apocalypse At the end of the 1960s the United States made world history by putting the first man on the moon. This was a worldwide event while 600 million people from all over the world watched the men live on television make history. That was nearly 20% of the entire world’s population. The thought of something being this worldwide and bringing everyone together toward a positive event today is hard to imagine. The men who landed on the moon represented peace and tranquility; which was a much different message than being delivered by the men on the ground at the time. The Vietnam War was beginning to frustrate the American public and young men who fought were beginning to lose motivation as to what they were fighting for. In 1969 Richard Nixon became president
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Unformatted text preview: after running as the candidate that could fix the situation in Vietnam. He came into office during a period when the country was divided. I feel that the situation described during Vietnam and the state of the country has many similarities to the America that we currently live in today. There were many young protestors against the war, but although they garnered much press, their ideals were not of the majority of the country. Most protestors were young college student who lived privileged lives, who lacked understanding in my opinion of the great sacrifice of many of there less fortunate fellow Americans who were risking their lives in serving the country so that they may have the right of free speech and to protest....
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